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Nine Fun, Romantic Options for a Special Valentine's Day Meal

Restaurants, stores and breweries are offering everything from heart-shaped steaks to beer-infused cupcakes this Valentine's Day. Here are some great options for a fun time.

By Rachel Suwak and Cooper Levey-Baker February 12, 2020

A heart-shaped ribeye from The Fresh Market.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar Galentine's Day

The day before Valentine's Day, the AMOB location on Anna Maria Island is hosting a Galentine’s Day special that includes an eight-ounce prime rib, four ounces of lobster tail, one glass of wine and one dessert for $27.50 a person. Reservations are not required.

Dinner at The Sarasota Modern

Book a table at one of Sarasota's swankiest restaurants for a special four-course meal that will include a salad, a butter poached lobster tail, a Chateaubriand steak and a flourless chocolate tort. The dinner costs $90. To make a reservation, call (941) 906-1290.

Dinner at Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen

The restaurant at the Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island is serving a three-course prix-fixe menu, with entrée choices like Chilean sea bass, filet mignon and more. Prices vary depending on your entrée choice. To make a reservation, call (941) 238-6264.

Dinner at H20 Bistro

Chef Sol Shenker is cooking up a special three-course meal at H20 Bistro, located inside Sarasota's Hotel Indigo. Main dishes include filet mignon, eggplant caprese or lobster. For dessert: Shenker's popular cheesecake or chocolate mousse. Dinner is $90. To make a reservation, call (941) 487-3815.

Dinner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Fleming's is offering a three-course, prix-fixe menu from Wednesday, Feb. 12, through Saturday, Feb. 15. For a serious upgrade, consider ordering a Wine, Dine & Sparkle package, which costs $500-$1,000 and includes dinner, premium Champagne and a jewelry gift. To make a reservation, email [email protected].

Take-Home Dinner From The Fresh Market

Prefer to stay in rather than go out for Valentine's Day? The Fresh Market is putting together easy dinners to take home, and the store will even throw in some roses, as well. Another option? Pick up one of the store's heart-shaped ribeyes to grill.

Half-Priced Drinks at Daiquiri Deck

Daiquiri Deck in Siesta Key Village is offering half-priced Champagne and frosé all day for you and your valentine. Be sure to start early, as crowds are sure to form.

Valentine's Day Picnic at The Doctor's Garden

Join The Doctor's Office at its new outdoor garden, which is sure to delight with ambiance, Champagne and romance. Entry to the event is $95 and includes a picnic basket with a personal bottle of Champagne and delicious food, such as duckling pâté, chocolate budino and strawberries. Picnic baskets are also available to go and tickets can be purchased here.

Beer-Infused Cupcakes at Big Top Brewing Company

Sweet Niche Baking Co. has partnered with Big Top Brewing Company to bake cupcakes with Big Top's Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat and Chocolate Peanut Butter Ale beers. Cupcakes are $4, and if you buy a beer and a cupcake you receive a free flower for your valentine.

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